If you and your special someone find yourselves at home this Valentines, here are some sophisticated Valentines Day dinner recipes you can whip up fast!
Sophisticated, romantic dinner ideas for Valentines Day at home
Did you have fun during Valentines Day 2018? Not to worry. This special day when lovers celebrate love and themselves is here with us once again. Whether you wish to have a tasty candlelit dinner or the hot eat-it-off-my-body kind of dinner, the day should be all about how you express your love to your significant other.
If you have that special someone you wish to impress with a romantic dinner at home you need not to worry. Now to save you the headache of going through the internet searching for Valentines day dinner ideas, Love is all colors has put together some lovely, romantic dinner ideas from what to wear, to what cook, to how to set up the place for the evening. We got you covered. So, sit back and read on before you hit the grocery stores.
# The Dinner
The Valentines day dinner is probably the most romantic aspect of the evening. When planning for this dinner, what you need to be aiming for is something very tasty yet not too heavy. You don’t want to be too full and too lazy for the other activities of the evening… if you know what I mean (wink).
If someone were to ask me, I think that the perfect Valentines Day dinner should take place at home away from the crazy excitement of the evening experienced in most restaurants. There are so many dinner ideas for Valentines day at home. The home setting creates more intimacy and enables you to craft up some amazing Valentines day ideas.
Pick Valentines day recipes dinner that says, ‘I really wanted to make this for you.’ Go through various romantic dinner ideas and come up with a recipe of the day – something you are pretty sure he/she hasn’t had before. But, whatever Valentines day dinner ideas you have, please stick to familiar flavors and seasonings, because you don’t want an awful ‘surprise’ mid-dinner. Everything needs to be perfect.
Let’s get you started…
An Awesome Appetizer
Start your romantic Valentines Day dinner with any of the appetizer ideas online. You could go for any type of salad that you feel suits the evening. As for me, I love the Gem Lettuce Salad with Toasted Nuts. There’s always something sexy about munching on those toasted nuts. Others to consider are the Ham ‘n” Cheese Biscuit Stacks, A Tuscan Sausage & Bean Dip or Pretzel Bread Bowl and Cheese Dip.
The Main Dish
This part is the crown of the evening. You just have to get this right. The dinner ideas for Valentines day at home in mind are… Engagement Chicken Pasta, Steak with Tarragon Mushrooms, Shakshuka, Avocado and Strawberries with Honey Vinaigrette. If you are having a second thought about going for any of my exotic ideas, then you can go for a classic good old juicy steak. you can never go wrong with steak and salad.
If your significant other is not a steak person, you could substitute the steak with roast chicken topped with pan-roasted eggplant salad.
Valentines Day dinner isn’t complete without a desert. You need a little something to snack as you get ready to move from the dining table to some cuddling time on the couch. I’ll advise you to go for something creamy. There are lots of ice cream ideas online. Whip up some and spend the rest of the evening eating ice cream off each other’s body. How’s that for a hot idea!
Let’s go to wine
There is a wide variety of budget-friendly wines to choose from these days. Picking the perfect wine for the evening is easy. But here are my suggestions anyway… Banfi’s Rosa Regale wine is a sweet, moderately alcoholic wine for an ideal Valentines dinner setting.
On the other hand, who says you have to stick to a particular bottle of wine? You can make a Bellini cocktail or a French sparkle. Champagne is not exempted. Whichever drink you pick, I’m sure it will be the perfect one to get you into the mood for this special evening.
# How to Set the Atmosphere
Besides coming up with romantic dinner ideas of Couples cooking together, you also need to figure out how to set the mood. We all know about dim lights and candle-lit settings. Well, today, let me give you tips on how to do it better this years.
It’s already a lovely evening. Why not make it more alluring with lanterns lined up along your front door pathway. It gives a warm, serene outlook to the atmosphere that says the evening is all about intimacy and the two of you.
Transform your bedroom into a Valentines-themed space
The preparation isn’t complete if you still have that draggy duvet lying miserably on your bed. Lay out some rose petals and add some dim fairy lights. Plus, DIY Valentine decorations won’t be a bad idea. Just keep it light and simple. Pay attention to detail. And lastly, don’t forget red is the color for the evening. Incorporate it in your decor.
Get the house as cozy as possible
Other parts of the house should, of course, convey the message that it is indeed Valentines day. We can’t have your bedroom all steamy with love while the living room has evidence of last week’s brunch. That’s a no-no. You can turn down the lights and set awesome LED flickering candles all across the living room. Do not forget to renew your Netflix subscription. You might need some steamy romance movies to get you into the perfect romantic mood after dinner.
Choose the perfect music
This is not a night to pay tribute to Adele’s heartbreaking playlist. The music needs to resonate love and nothing else. Go through your playlist and line up slow, intimate music to get the moods right. For starters you can download some of the best Valentine songs such as As Long As You Love Me – Backstreet Boys, Do You Realize – Flaming Lips, I Just Called To Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder, Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars, Love Love Me Do – The Beatles, and of course, our all-time favorite, My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion.
# What to wear
The night wouldn’t be complete without that ravishing outfit to keep your significant another drooling over you all night. Take time to dress up for this night of passion.
Now for ladies, don’t be afraid to go a little provocative with your outfit. Yeah, you can show some thighs but be smart and keep it moderate. Leave him wanting to see more of that… Also, anything within the various shades of red and white is best for the evening.
For the guys, it’s always been a blazer affair. So let’s keep it that way. I’m sure whatever you wear she’ll find you sexy in it.
If you want the perfect valentines day dinner, keep it as real as possible. Don’t go overboard with any part of the preparations. And if you really can’t cook, hire someone to cook for you. Remember, it’s not just about the food. It’s all about the company you. Enjoy one another. Happy Valentines day!
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